I pray you and your family have a joy-filled Christmas, and may the blessings of the Holy Trinity be with you for the New Year!
In The Chronicles of Narnia, the great Aslan tells the children that Narnia is really only a “shadow land.” And truly, where live now is just such a “Shadow Land.” Looking back throughout time and history, we can see so vividly that nothing here in this world, not even the mightiest nation or person on earth, is permanent. It is nothing more than a passing shadow.
Two thousand years ago, when the world-ruling empires of Rome and Persia were on the brink of fading away, the One who is the Eternal King, the Creator and ruler over all, decided to be born as a man to redeem His creation.
As followers of this True King who gave up everything so that we could be redeemed and brought back into fellowship with our Creator, we also must do all we can to never forget the untold millions who are still waiting to hear the first Christmas story. …
The same loving King is holding your tomorrow, and underneath you are His everlasting arms (see Deuteronomy 33:27)! His loving, merciful hand will guide us.
My hope for you is that this Christmas season will be a time when you are reassured of His unchanging promise: He is our Immanuel—God with us.
From all of us at GFA World’s headquarters and from the national missionaries people like you have helped send to share God’s love: Merry Christmas. The miracles, testimonies, and stories we know today are only a sliver of all God is doing, as His faithful servants across the world bring the life-changing Christmas story to those who have never heard it before. Thank you for partnering with us to see lives transformed. May the Lord bless you!